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Kuwait: Further information: ‘Abdali cell’ sentenced to prison or death

, Index number: MDE 17/3194/2016

The Kuwaiti Criminal Court issued its verdict on 12 January against 26 defendants on charges including "spying for Iran and Hezbollah”. A Kuwaiti man and an Iranian national were sentenced to death, one man was sentenced to life in prison and 19 others to between five and 15 years. The trial did not meet international fair trial standards.

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